6ta Day Update of Obesity 2015: "The support of the family is fundamental"

6ta Day Update of Obesity 2015: "The support of the family is fundamental"

The medical director of La Posada del Qenti, cure Dr. Christian Leiva, sale He spoke about the "Comprehensive treatment of obesity", and he highlighted the work interdisciplinary medical and support center near the patient, to achieve an ideal and healthy weight.


Based on the framework rooms at the Hotel Sheraton, the past 27 June, held 6th International Conference on Integral Update Obesity based in Córdoba, a cargo del Prof. Dr. Ricardo Chiosso.

In the same lectured Dr.. Christian Leiva, He is the medical director of La Posada del Qenti. He spoke about the "Comprehensive treatment of obesity".

"Obesity is not diminished in any country of the world in the last 30 years old. This makes clear, with current figures, the magnitude of this epidemic; but on the other hand the great difficulty of their treatment.

We have often heard that the obese can not only against illness. Likewise we can apply this to the health team. For a comprehensive treatment of obesity, we need a comprehensive team, working in an interdisciplinary way with all the professionals involved in this disease. "comments Dr.. Leiva.

It is the most representative event convener and specialty Inland; This year it was attended by national and international speakers and drew more than 600 Argentina professionals.

During the development sought to portray today's perspective, and primarily look at the future of the epidemic of obesity.

La Posada del Qenti shows a vast experience in this field, which it leads her to be an undisputed leader in the field of obesity and its treatment bases; raised from the comprehensive view of the patient, education, changing habits towards a balanced diet and regular activity; and stress management, and risk factors. All this in an exceptional natural setting and with the support of all medical-nutritional team, psychological, physiotherapy, prof. physical education, beauticians and podiatrists; to reach personal objectives of each person.

"The pillars of treatment are obese: education, a balanced diet and regular physical activity. But sustaining these pillars depends on the whole team working in unison, and as far as possible, It supports the family environment is essential. To everyone's problem, we must act ". Concludes Dr. Christian Leiva.

“Hips Do not Lie”: an index for detecting cardiac risk

“Hips Do not Lie”: an index for detecting cardiac risk

The waist-hip ratio (I.C.C.) It is a simple method, approved within a central obesity, It used to diagnose what is defined as “metabolic syndrome”. A specialist teaches us to calculate.


There are many ways to define obesity and overweight. The most common is that clinical doctors and nutritionists in his office, meter circle by Body Mass Index (I.M.C.), correlating weight to height. Less known, but fuller, It is the waist-hip ratio (I.C.C).

El I.C.C. It gives an assessment to diagnose metabolic syndrome, formed by obesity, la diabetes tipo II, hypertension and dyslipidemia (cholesterol disorders). According to the World Health Organization, syndrome “It is the main risk factor for cardiovascular disease, resulting in a decrease in early mortality or life expectancy ".

For all this, It is required to treat obesity as a disease and stop seeing it as an aesthetic feature. Who is convinced that's ladoctora Gabriela Tortolo, specialist in obesity and metabolic syndrome La Posada del Qenti. We exchanged with her a few questions on the subject.

¿El I.C.C. It is the best method to measure obesity and overweight?

The waist-hip ratio is the only method that can today give us a pattern of cardiac risk in a central obesity. Not better or worse, but the only (in the simplest) to include a person with a I.C.C. altered in obesity / overweight.

Can you measure at home or have to do it in an office?

It can be measured at home. The waist-hip ratio is calculated by dividing the result of measuring the waist circumference at the height of the last floating rib between the result of measuring the waist circumference at the level of the buttocks.

What are the benchmarks?

Women, a normal result that does not involve risks should range between 0.71 and 0.85 cm. In men, the result should be between 0.78 and 0.94 cm. Higher values ​​indicate obesity abdominovisceral, implying a risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

A simple vista, Do women with wide hips should care? How much it is normal and what is excessive?

The only people who have wide hips and thighs, but torso and tiny waist, They have gynoid obesity (known as “pear shaped”). It is another type of obesity, unless it is combined with central obesity, It does not lead to disorders as does central obesity. When we talk about hips, there is no standard measure. Just dealing with some physical activity specified and beauty treatments, for the person to achieve acceptance of their physical forms.

To remove the extra kilos, many people try to follow diets or homemade “magic” that lead (and again) frustration. Against all this, What would the serious and effective treatment for obesity?

Treatment should be multi and interdisciplinary. With strict management in the control of food choice, and its cooking, using little or no refined sugars, the use of whole grains in bread, pastes. And, course, no added sodium salt. There must be a personalized nutritional control, if possible, Clinical and follow obesológico. The patient should have the necessary psychological support and stress management, with support from physiotherapists and physical education professionals. Everything has to be handled individually.

Source: entremujeres.com

Pull. Gabriela Tórtolo – MP. 24052

Specialist in obesity and metabolic syndrome

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